Coffee-Pecan Toffee

This homemade candy contains lots of butter, which keeps it from sticking to the foil, making it even easier to make!

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Yields:
2-3/4 pounds (about 48 pieces)
Prep:
50 mins
Stand:
1 hr
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Coffee-Pecan Toffee

Ingredients
2
cups butter (no substitutes)
2
cups sugar
2
tablespoons mild-flavor molasses
1
tablespoon instant espresso powder
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
1
teaspoon instant espresso powder
2
1 1/2
cups finely chopped, toasted pecans

Directions

  1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending excess over edges of pan. Set pan aside. Butter the sides of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Melt the 2 cups butter in saucepan. Add sugar, 1/3 cup water, molasses, and 1 tablespoon espresso powder. Cook and stir over medium-high neat until mixture boils.
  2. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at a moderate steady rate, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 290 degree F, soft-crack stage (about 25 minutes). Watch carefully after 280 degree F to prevent scorching.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat; remove thermometer. Stir in vanilla. Pour candy into the prepared pan. Let candy stand about 1 hour or until firm. Use foil to lift candy out of pan. Break candy into pieces that are about 2 inches in size.
  4. Melt the 3 tablespoons butter in a heavy medium saucepan. Stir in the 1 teaspoon espresso powder till dissolved. Add chocolate pieces and melt over low heat, stirring often. Place pecans in a shallow dish or on waxed paper.
  5. Dip half of each candy piece into melted chocolate mixture, coating all sides. Place dipped candy on waxed paper. Sprinkle with pecans. Chill until chocolate is firm. Store in a tightly covered container. Makes about 2-3/4 pounds (about 48 piecies).

From the Test Kitchen

Reach Out to Friends:

With old-fashioned chocolate-dipped Coffee-Pecan Toffee. Package the pieces in a cone-shaped paper container. Simply lay squares of parchment paper, textured gold paper, and wire mesh atop one another, then roll and twist into a cone. Tie the outside of the cone with ribbon and secure the candies inside with cellophane.

Nutrition Facts

(Coffee-Pecan Toffee)
    Per serving:
  • 171 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 24 mg chol.,
  • 91 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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